Final Jeopardy: War Novels & Movie Titles

The Final Jeopardy question (10/8/2012) in the category “War Novels & Movie Titles” was:

Its title phrase traces back to a stand by heavily outnumbered British infanty against a cavalry charge.

Mike Lonesky is our new champ, winning $14,401 on Friday. Today he takes on these two players: Clint Stiffler, from Dallas, TX and  Stephanie Jass, from Highland, MI.

Stephanie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “1912 Presidential Election.” She was in the lead with $3,400, $1,600 more than Clint. She bet $1,000, said “what is throwing his hat in the ring, ” which was close enough so she was RIGHT.

Theodore Roosevelt used this metaphor when announcing his run, hence the button seen here.

Stephanie finished in the lead with $8,000. Clint was second with $4,000 and Mike was last with $2,600.

Stephanie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Siblings.” She was dominating the game and had an unbeatable lead with $22,400, $17,400 more than Mike in second place. When Alex baited her to make it a true Daily Double, Stephanie exclaimed: “You are the devil, Alex Trebek!” She only risked $1,600. Maybe she should have listened to the devil this time because it was pretty easy and she was RIGHT.

At the royal wedding of William & Kate, these 2 younger siblings served as Best Man & Maid of Honor.

Stephanie found the last Daily Double in “Around the World.” She now had $24,000. She bet $2,000, took a guess with Paraguay and that was WRONG.

Following Russia & China, which each border 14 other countries, this New World country is third with 10.

That was the end of the round so Stephanie finished in the lead with $22,000. Mike was next with $6,600 and Clint was in third place with $2,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The title of The Thin Red Line means a number of things. In one of the epigraphs of Jones’s novel, it’s a line of military heroes praised by Rudyard Kipling; in the other epigraph, it’s the porous border “between the sane and the mad” mentioned in an old midwestern saying. These meanings are pertinent to the film and book alike, but for (Director Terrence) Malick the phrase has deeper resonances. To him, the thin red line is ultimately the limit of the world.” (The Thin Red Line: This Side of Paradise)

The Rudyard Kipling poem is “Tommy.”

Clint got it right. He doubled down and finished with $5,600.

Mike wrote down: “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. That cost him $399 and he finished with $6,201.

Stephanie had the same thing as Mike and that cost her $5,000, but she still was rolling in the clover with $17,000 and she is now the new Jeopardy! champ. Way to go, Stephanie!

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